To diagnose an cardiomegaly, a health care provider will usually do a physical exam and ask questions on your symptoms and medical history.
Tests which will be done to help diagnose an enlarged heart (cardiomyopathy) and its cause include:
Treatment of an cardiomegaly (cardiomegaly) depends on what is causing the heart problem.
If cardiomyopathy or another sort of heart condition is the cause of an enlarged heart, a health care provider may recommend medications, including:
Diuretics : These drugs reduce the quantity of sodium and water in the body, which may help lower blood pressure.
Other vital sign drugs : Beta blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) may be used to lower blood pressure and improve heart function.
If medications aren't enough to treat an cardiomegaly , medical devices and surgery could also be needed.
Surgery or other procedures to treat an cardiomegaly may include: